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the news this saturday morning, san jose's budget crisis has gone from bad to worse. mayor chuck reed wants to make a fiscal emergency for the first time in the city's history. and giant's fan that was beaten is now stable to come back to the bay area possibly as soon as monday. >> good morning. waking up to good skies, golden gate bridge, numbers in the 40s and 50s. we'll see rain arrive this evening. good morning. a bay area mother who admits i believe rejecting her 8-year-old daughter with botox is now under investigation. doctors say it's more than just an ethics violation, it can only be administered by a licensed physician. tomas has the latest. >> it hurts. i get used to it. >> this is what 8-year-old
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britney campbell says she is used to remove wrinkles for beauty pageants. >> the mother kari is an's at this contingency who should not be administering the procedure. >> it's safe. >> there is nothing where they've been trained to do this. botox is a medication approved by the fda only add miw steroid by add physician. >> a doctor is a surgical dermatologist for ucsf he says botox for an 8-year-old is anything but safe. >> she could have been very sick trouble breathing or trouble with permanent issues with her movements. >> on thursday, she admitted giving her the botox injections. where she obtained it is still unknown but the only legal way is to obtain it from the manufacturer.
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dozens of doctors are advised to stay away from botox. >> if any physician gave they are that botox they could lose their medical license. >> she runs a program and teaches little girl's values and that is what she should be learning. >> our motivation is bring these girls to be functional women in society. >> i'm sorry to say she is doing a disservice to her daughter. >> a san francisco agency has launched an investigation into the issue and child welfare services has to decide is what she did could be considered child abuse. san jose's budget crisis has gone from bad to worse. for the if you are is time in san jose's history the mayor wants to declare a fiscal emergency.
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supporters say it's you will absolutely necessary to prevent a financial meltdown. lisa amin gulezian reports, critics call it a ploy to squeeze the unions dry. >> i'm not going to sit by and let the city suffer this fiscal crisis, this disaster that some headed our way. >> the mayor is talking about the city's mounting budget deficit. they are proposing sweeping pension reforms to get the budget back on track. the mayor says declaring public and safety fiscal emergency can help. >> in an emergency the government has the power to protect the people's interest living in san jose. >> in five years costs could go to $400 million. >> we can pay people to retire or pay them to work. the reality is right now we're facing hundreds of layoffs because overwhelmingly we're
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paying them to retire. >> here is what the mayor is proposing, putting a cap on retirement contributions from the city. making employees working longer if they want lifetime health benefits. limiting the cost of living adjustment from the current 3% to 1% and raising the retirement age to 65 for city workers and 60 for those in public safety. >> a 60-year-old guy is going to take a 25-year-old young strapping man that is high on drugs? i mean that is recipe for disaster. >> the police and other unions and some city council members oppose the plan, especially since many unions have already agreed to cut. >> really pushing his political agenda and not looking at the problems. >> this is wisconsin style politics and it has nothing to do with collaboration. >> if it gets council support it
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could go if to the voters in the form of a ballot measure. california could shred one-quarter of the state parks starring in july because of the state budget deficit. 14 of 70 parks facing closure are in the bay area. china camp, gray whale cove, candlestick poke and henry w.coe. they will try to partner with nonprofits to keep the parks over. many bay area residents will lose places to hike, swim or just explore. >> it's going to be m harder to reopen them. >> when they are closed nobody is allowed to go into the park. they would be subject to citation if they were here in the mark. >> governor brown said that he will work hard to avoid many proposed budget cuts. >> it could lead to next school
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year shortened by as much as five prediction. even with higher than expected income tax revenue, the state will face a budget shortfall of $12 billion. republicans say schools could be spared drastic cuts if all the extra tax money goes to education. democrats predict k-12 could lose up to $5 billion. they bay be shortening it by at least five days to help the budget situation. >> and teachers walked out in protest. yesterday in san francisco there was a rally at the civic center. teachers wanted lawmakers to extend temporary sales on income taxes and vehicle fees to fund education at current levels. gop leaders are proposing giving $2 billion from a tax revenue windfall to public schools. governor brown will release his revised budget proposal on monday. the 100th bay breakers takes
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place tomorrow and with the milestone, major changes, no booze, no floats and hopefully no damage to property this year. don sanchez checked with neighbors had in the panhandle frustrated abort rowdy crowds last year. >> they did a huge amount of damage. >> hundreds of people trampled in the garden and got out of hand with drunks last year. her neighbor was having a party. >> i was in the kitchen and came out and there were ten people outside waiting to use the restroom. >> and they broke the toilet seat. incidents like this and complaints from neighbors are the reason this year's race is different. >> this year, alcohol and flots have been banned. they pose a significant safety hazard and they negatively impact the neighborhoods. >> it's aimed at people drinking
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excessively. they want to return to the original spirit of the event. >> we want them to come and we don't want them to bring bottles of liquor with them. >> there is an online group they want the party to continue and they hinted there will be booze stops along the way. there will be a party, with a band and changes. >> we have a couple down stairs that are going to handle the stairs and building stuff around the plantar's to take care of it. >> the runners get caught up in the crowd. >> she set a course record and going for the third win. he hopes to be the third american to win the race.
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>> go u.s.a. and you get that energy. >> he won an olympic silver medal. here is the hayes street hill, that separates the pros from the rest of us. here is some advice, make sure that your strongest drink is water. extra ferries will be running sunday morning for the bay to breakers. in fact, the alameda ferry line begins today. there is a link to the departure times at santa clara police are looking for clues about the killing of a man known around the town as the church man. he got his nickname because he went to church everyday and always carried a bible. they found him thursday morning and he died within minutes. they are investigating the death as a homicide. there is a $5,000 reward for information. the giant's fan that was beaten at dodger's stadium in
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march is now stable to come back to the bay area. according to the medical center in l.a., 41-year-old bryan stow could be transferred to san francisco general hospital as early as monday morning. he is still in a coma and his condition remains critical condition but he has now opened his eyes and responding to stimulation. >> officials say it's the one thing they never expected from osama bin laden. wherever they found a stash of pornography. snow in the forecast for lake tahoe. tahoe. how will it affefefefefe [music playing] confidence available in color. depend® colors for women. looks and fits like underwear. protects like nothing else. depend®. good morning.
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a. u.s. officials say they were hesitant to reveal the information for fear that it wouldn't be believed which is exactly what we found in pakistan today. >> the u.s. is saying that they found pornography in bin laden's house. >> no i would never believe it. honestly, you don't trust us. i don't trust president obama. >> they say they have a right to doubt. this country paid a higher price than any. they have lost 5,000 troops and 30,000 is civilians to terrorism. yesterday, the taliban said to avenge bin laden's death, two suicide bombers sent were sent to this base. 80 military cadets killed and 150 injured. we learn new details about the
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moment bin laden died from the navy seals helmet cameras. the seals first encountered that as they climbed the stairs to the third floor. he quickly retreats. second later they confront him again and children surround him, crying out the children are moved and that is when the seals shoot bin laden in the chest and forehead. the first leg of cycling amgen tour in california is now in question with snow in the forecast for lake tahoe on sunday. officials will meet and discuss options which include altering the 118 mile course from south lake tahoe up to north star tahoe. the course claim is about 7,000 feet which where it could be icy. safety is top concern especially since last week of a cyclist that crashed in italy. final decision will not be made just before race time.
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was moved from february to may for better racing weather. oh, well. >> it will be quite dicey up there at this hour. we're going to get into the rain. we have a roof camera and temperatures in the low 50s. the rain, several hours away. i'll tell you when you can expect it. what to expect and then when we're going to get back to spring. >> the a's try to steal a win in oakland. did cocoa crisp make it? larry beil has sports up next. >> all new. the biggest controversy in "oprah show" history. now, five years after "a million little pieces," they meet again. oprah, james frey. the interview.
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for the west slopes and winter weather advisory for the sierra nevada so it's going to be cold, wet and snowy in the mountains right on through sunday. back home, emeryville in the 50s. and we're looking at numbers all around the bay area in a narrow range with 51 in redwood city. good morning, fremont, 50 nor you. 53 in oakland. with the cloud cover, temperatures very low spread out there. the clouds should thin out a little bit for a portion of the bay area today. low 70s and 50s oakland and san francisco. then the showers arrive this evening. thunderstorms after midnight and have quite an active day tomorrow. strangling strong area of low pressure. deep area being driven from the strong jet stream. this is going to push on through quickly but what is behind it is the cold unstable air, stable dynamics, quite an active day
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tomorrow afternoon. live doppler, showing a few returns well to the north of us. here is the timing of the rain. by 8:00 it should be wet all around the bay area and moderate rain from time to time. take a look at as it pushes through 4:00 in the morning. the rain-snow mix, snow levels is down to 3,000 feet for mount hamilton, mount st. helena could see showers and then sunshine to further zee stabilize the atmosphere. second system, 10:00 monday morning and then later on, we got the wet weather. so the forecast for the bay to breakers, showers through noon. maybe a thunderstorm, chilly numbers and the mountains it's going to be snow with two to four inches above 7,000 feet. 1-3 inches at lake level. by the wee hours of the morning it will be icy and slick there. we're looking at numbers today
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in the 50s in tahoe but tomorrow in the 40s. back home, numbers here held down with the cloud cover and that cooler air mass filtering in, 65 in cupertino. look for 61 in san mateo. at our coastguard, breezy throughout the day. 56 in the sunset. north bay numbers range from the 50s. low 60s by the water and 59 in berkeley and out over the hills, 64 in livermore. this is like a february system. we're not talking about a ton of rain but quarter inch. tomorrow is going to be very active day weather-wise. tomorrow night sharks play game one against the canucks. giants opened up in chicago against the cubs. here is larry beil with the highlights. >> giants winning streak came to
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an abrupt end in chicago. madison bumgarner elusive quest for the first win, gone in the windy season. at wrigley field trouble for madison bumgarner in the third. single up the middle. three hits, three r.b.i.s for barney. 3-1 cubs. giants trying to rally, aubrey huff slices one down the line. the double scoring on this one. giants down 3-2. they on not get any closer. in the seventh the cubs blow it open, reed johnson with a bases clearing double. giants win 11 had been 4 cubs win. >> and a's and white sox. get your cotton candy here, omar vizquel is right here. and chicago would build a lead.
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a's get on board in the seventh. this makes it 4-3. big gamble in the bottom of eighth, and coco crisp is out trying to stealing home. everybody goes, why did you lose do that? >> sharks open the western conference finals tomorrow in vancouver that gives them time to rest and puts the pressure of their fans to come down a bit of two and a half hours of brilliant win that matter most. being ridiculed patric marleau got his first point of the series. turned out to be the game winner. after moment of relief. they set their sights on vancouver. abilities. >> going to be a battle.
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they are a great team and we have to make sure we are ready for them. >> they are fast and strong. they have good defense. it's what they have done all year. >> we mentioned the patric marleau situation, jeremy roenick questioned his heart earlier and here is what j.r. had to say after this. >> listen, i have no problem telling people do something bad. the reason i'm tough on him because i know how good he is and i know what he is capable of doing it. by getting the big goal and making the plays when they needed and that is, y san jose won. >> the wife of ian white went into labor during the game. white's tested the staff to please let her husband know but not until after the game.
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good northern, the baby was born yesterday morning. congratulations to the white family. and playoffs in memphis, thunder looking to close it out in the sixth. russell down the lane, he had 27. thunder were up by as many as 13 but the second half was a very different story. zach randolph driving and scoring. then o.j. , strong, he had 16. randolph is all the time late. 13 boards, unguardable, memphis evens the series and game three is sunday. >> mike shumann will be all the highlights at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. next at 8:30. engineers preparing to open a louisiana spill way this afternoon will to relieve the mississippi river and avoid flooding. >> and gunshots and roadblocks a
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destroyed but it is being done to save even more homes. >> across this massive stretch of cajun country, the message is clear, get out now. >> now is the time if you live in a impacted area, move your property. secure your documents and make plans to get out of harm's way. >> 2500 residents will be in the direct path of floodwaters once released. 20,000 more are the risk from swollen backwater. the family is racing to get out. their shows one of many sacrificed so many more will stay cry. >> we don't even know we're going to come back here. >> so the government has the impossible choice, if officials don't do anything, floodwaters downstream could breach the levees in baton rouge and new orleans and flooding hundreds of thousands that live there. the only way to make sure it doesn't happen is to open this emergency spillway releasing the water over hundreds of acres of
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cajun country where people live. for many upriver it's too late. >> do you remember? >> you try to remember. >> in vicksburg, suburbs are completely submerged. >> you know the flood is coming and there is nothing to do to stop it. >> the river is expected to crest next week but the heart ache won't be over, it's expected to linger here until june. >> it does not appear that the people will be concentrated even if the homes and farms are flooded. army corps of engineers that they warn in a flood prone area but they have chosen to stay. in his weekly address,
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president obama is outlining steps to ease spiking gas prices. they are looking for any signs of illegal price manipulation in the financial markets. new federal oil leases are being opened up in gulf of mexico to increase u.s. production and calling for an end to taxpayer subsidies to big oil. >> in the last few months, biggest oil companies made $4 billion in profits each week and yet they get $4 billion in subsidies each year. well, next week there is a vote in congress to end these oil company giveaways once and for all and i hope democrats and republicans come together and get this done. the president says he will continue to push for investment in clean energy to reduce america's dependence on foreign oil. >> a new cost-effective crime fighting tool is in now in place in brentwood. being threat of being caught on camera will hopefully act as a
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deterrent. alan wang shows us how it works. >> the motion sensor. >> when the officer goes home his voice will be working overtime. >> the park is closed. your picture has been taken and will be forward today the brentwood police department. leave the park immediately. >> the flash cam 880 is motion activated portable camera that can capture a license plate from 250 feet away. >> in the dark. the system activates itself. >> the first mobile assignment is in this neighborhood near creek side park where groups have been causing trouble at night. >> there has been some trouble and in the paths and walkways and things are thrown over around our property. >> officer miller can wirelessly
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download the photos in seconds. >> gives me more peace of mind. >> similar cameras are being used to catch illegal dumpers. it's $5400 each the department thinks it's a wise investment. >> it's a tremendous amount of money replacing copper wire and metal boxes that are being stolen. if we can identify one of those persons it will pay for the cameras and i see it. >> the park is closed and picture has been taken and forward today the brentwood police department. leave the park immediately. in brentwood, alan wang, "abc 7 news." if you hear gunshots in san francisco's financial district there is a good chance there is nothing to worry about. they will film a commercial remaking the classic scene from bullet. there will be simulated gunfire. a filming was supposed to start
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at 6:00 a.m. and supposed to end about 8:00 tonight and will cause closures on montgomery, bush, sansome, sutter, pine, washington and clay streets in the financial districts. the rain will be starting tonight. >> the weather will be causing some change of plans, some problems perhaps around the bay area. right now we're looking at a lot of cloud cover. no rain yet but it's coming. your forecast is next. >> also ahead, the young boy full of life thanks to a life saving gift from his bay area saving gift from his bay area cousin. [cheering] listen to it. almost sounds like cheering. well, here's something you can applaud. hooray, bacon! only at denny's.
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today you can help stamp out hunger. place a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox and letter carrier will deliver the food to a local food bank. and they ask you not to include glass containers. >> we have strange february weather in may. >> it's going to feel like february weather. you can see the clouds. not just low clouds but we are looking at mid-level clouds. the front is well offshore. deep area of low pressure not moving in later tonight. temperatures overnight, 53 right now in oakland. 51 in redwood city with 51 in the livermore valley.
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we are looking at big changes ahead today. partly to mostly cloudy, showers arrive around 7:00 or 8:00 tonight. vigorous cold front pushes on through. then we'll have thunderstorms and the possibility after midnight into much of the day sunday. second system heads our way into monday and tuesday. here is the trough an area of low pressure. it is going to swing on through here in the overnight hours. you may hit some of this. moderate rain if you are going to be out tonight, late evening hours and cool, windy air beginning to move out ahead of the system. picking up returns, live doppler 7 hd. >> none of this rain is reaching the ground. look at the line of showers. it's going to move through rather quickly and with it we'll see rainfall amounts maybe a tenth of a quarter of an inch. lesser amounts further south. a northern california deal but
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snow levels on to 3,000 feet. so mount st. helena lena and mount hamilton could see a dusting. then by this afternoon, heating and thunderstorms possibly. next system looks a little weaker. showers perhaps on monday, monday evening. we will be looking for the rain all around the bay area tomorrow morning from 7:00 until noon. the front will head past and chilly temperatures upper 40s to low 50s. then this the winter weather advisory 3:00 through 11:00 a.m. several inches of snow at lake level and above that even cooler. so today the numbers will climb into the mid-50s in the sierra santa cruz nevada and 10-15 degrees cooler. monday with more snow with overnight lows in the 20s. back home, cool and filtered sunshine today with 65 in san jose. look for 61 san mateo.
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san francisco mostly cloudy day, 58 staying dry and then toward the evening hours, 62 in petaluma. today a cool afternoon, almost 59 in berkeley with 62 in union city and out over the hills. cooler than yesterday at livermore at 64 and monterey, 60. a breezy day. here the look ahead. its stronger one tonight into tomorrow then we'll see the weaker one monday into tuesday. it still spells out pretty significant showers and thunderstorms for the middle of may. >> okay. we'll have to deal with it. four-year-old boy and his parents made a 4,000 mile trip from lima to palo alto for surgery. the little boy was born with a rare and deadly kidney disorder and the donor turned out to be a pleasant surprise.
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lyanne melendez has the story. >> it one of the last checkups for him. he and his parents will soon return to their nature peru after undergoing a kidney transplant. he was born with a rare disorder >> the kidney serves like a coffee fill tev. one of the things the kidney is supposed to hold on to protein. you need it to grow. but it had holes in it. >> when the parents found out he suffered from this rare kidney disorder they immediately knew what they were up against. eight years ago they had lost another son to the same disorder. >> it's something related to his brother. >> at the same time his mother's
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cousin, a pediatrician in northern california was rvpg the disorder and recommended bringing him to lucille packard hospital at stanford but there was more. >> she told us she had decided to be the donor. >> the cousin was a perfect match. the march operation was success giving them a second chance. >> he can have a normal life. he still has trouble holding his head up because he was protein deprived he was malnourished. that has caused a delay in the development of his gross motor skills. he has a lot of work ahead of
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him. >> he will need medication and more follow-up. he will get the majority of that in peru but he will be following him, as well. >> family in peru and friends around the world held a fund-raiser to help pay for the trip. giving up was never an option. >> we want them to know, friends in different places in the world have helped him. >> of lyanne melendez, "abc 7 news." don't go away. 7 on your side is next. >> yosemite's most popular hikes are being sold on the black market. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side is coming up.3q it's tough to run with congestion. so i'm taking charge with claritin-d. it relieves even my worst allergy symptoms. nothing works stronger, faster or longer for nasal congestion and sinus pressure without drowsiness. i only live claritin clear, with claritin-d.
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on friday for game three. yosemite national park is one of california's most beautiful destinations but this year it will be nearly impossible to make it up half dome because scalpers have gotten all the tickets and they are asking big money for them. >> the family and their friends remember fondly their hike at half dome two years ago. >> we got up at 5:30 in the morning just in time to see the sunrise. >> marty was only 15 at the time. here he is at the summit. after the climb nearly 5,000 feet up the famous mountain. >> it was an experience that everybody should do at least once. >> indeed, the group will not climb half dome in june as planned. it's because the park service now requires permits to climb
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the cables to the summit about a limit of 400 per day. in order to reduce dangerous crowding on the cables on the final stretch. this video by the national park service shows hikers climbing the cables to the summit. the tickets, they are being snapped up when they go on sale each month. many park visitors complain they are being shut out. >> we can only buy four at a time. we got our watches together and tried get our group of 25 at the top. >> they go on sale and they are sold by phone and online to a park service website. however, they couldn't get in fast enough. permits for june were sold out in 12 minutes. >> it seems really hard to believe that 400 permits could
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be gone for one day but for 30 days. to be gone so i fast, it just seems like, how could that happen? the park service asked us to call the attorney general's office and better business bureau and i called 7 on your side. >> they have created a black market for the popular yosemite hike. >> they are buying permits and turning around had and selling them on craigslist for captor but tenant prices. it really is just unfair. >> a ranger says scalpers are using computer software to scoop up the permits before they can type their information online and selling them at hugely inflated prices. 7 on your side found half dome permits for sale on craigslist for as much as $40. craigslist is filled with pleas from hikers want can the permits. >> for a place we feel is so magical and such a big part of
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the fan rick of american society using our national parks. specifically yosemite to make money, it's unfewer the areaing. >> infuriating for this group. >> this would be been my first time climbing. >> they complained they have to pay a tour company hundreds of dollars to take them to top. it turns on the tour companies can't get permits either. >> ticket scalpers are getting hold of these tickets. there are days that we have confirmed from our clients a year now, we can't get the permits. we don't get any special treatment. >> john of wide explorer tours says he is taking half as many groups up the dome this year and fewer hikers in each group. so it will sit out of reach? he says the park service is
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hoping to stop the illicit sales. >> scalping is a fact of life but we feel in yosemite national park it shouldn't happen. >> this is crown jewel of the national parks. >> it is like we can't go. >> so, is all of this legal? the park service, permits are not transferable and officials are investigating whether scalpers can be prosecuted. coming up next, bay area animal shelter hopes you can find a good home for more than a dozen chihuahuas. [music playing] confidence available in color. depend® colors for women. looks and fits like underwear.
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>> now he is in business with a perform professor. three years into the project, they have learned through experience, that building a mobot is mechanical discipline has mankind has ever attempted. >> it's an interdisciplinary theater, mechanical, electrical and software computer sciences together. >> for instance, they spent the better part of one hour convincing this mobot to stand on its own. >> now the courtesy, if you will. and it spun around. they envision this as a mobile camera platform for inaccessible areas. >> if you know there is somebody under the rubble you can assemble them into a snake robot >> give it ten years they say. transformers, but a
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transformational,we should see. >> what the difference between you and this. >> not much. >> more than a dozen chihuahuas in sonoma county need new homes and animal shelter in santa rosa is practically giving them away. you can adopt one of the dogs for $25 and that fee includes spayed and neutering and a microchip. >> we think its wonderful breed. we think they are good dog for families with older children. since the 1st of july last year, we adopted out 200 which i chihuahuas. >> a lot of them independent up in shelters because they are popular breed. there is something going on with the weather.
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it's not may weather. >> i don't think my forecast is very popular. it's unusual for sure. here is a look outside from sutro camera. you can see the clouds, plenty of clouds around today. more clouds than sunshine. we'll see temperatures on the cool side for the game, upper 50s and 60. mostly cloudy and sunny breaks in the south bay and rain comes in tonight and thunderstorms tomorrow. >> thank you for joining us. next newscast starts at 5:00 tonight. stay connected 24/7 at have a great day.
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